Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

NAACP calls for anti-Trump protest at College Football Championship

NAACP calls for anti-Trump protest at College Football Championship

When President Trump visits Atlanta Monday night to attend college football's national championship game, he may not remember just a year ago he described the city as "in disgusting shape", "falling apart" and "crime infested".

When the President was arriving in his motorcade, football fans who had been waiting outside the stadium had a mixed reaction.

U.S. President Donald Trump displays his signature after signing the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul plan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 22, 2017.

Trump, who has criticized professional athletes for kneeling during the National Anthem, appeared in good spirits on the field Monday - and then after the anthem, he left to take his seat for the game.

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The remarks came at an appearance at the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting in Nashville, which he attended with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Trump's attendance placed him squarely in a long tradition of presidents using sporting events for political ends.

Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough was caught on a camera yelling "F*** Trump" in a tunnel ahead of the game.

Although teams did not participate in the national anthem during the two national semifinal games, regular season games differ by conference.

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Before the game, Trump renewed calls for players to sing the national anthem, tweeting: "We want our flag respected - and we want our NATIONAL ANTHEM respected also!"

"Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in awful shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results". National Historic Site near downtown Atlanta.

"I've never played in front of a president before", linebacker Terrell Lewis said.

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